voltaic battery
Galvanic Gal*van"ic, a. [From Galvani, a professor of physiology at Bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: cf. F. galvanique.] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents. [1913 Webster]

{Galvanic battery} (Elec.), an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; -- now usually called {voltaic battery}. See {Battery}.

{Galvanic circuit} or {Galvanic circle}. (Elec.) See under {Circuit}.

{Galvanic pile} (Elec.), the voltaic pile. See under {Voltaic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Voltaic battery — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voltaic battery — n. Elec. 1. a battery composed of voltaic cells 2. VOLTAIC CELL …   English World dictionary

  • voltaic battery — noun battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑galvanic battery • Hypernyms: ↑battery, ↑electric battery • Hyponyms: ↑dry battery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • voltaic battery — noun A battery; a voltaic cell …   Wiktionary

  • voltaic battery — /vɒlˌteɪɪk ˈbætri/ (say vol.tayik batree) noun a source of electric current consisting of one or more voltaic cells; an electric battery …   Australian English dictionary

  • voltaic battery — Elect. battery (def. 1a). [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Voltaic — Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic arc — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic circuit — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voltaic couple — Voltaic Vol*ta ic, a. [Cf. F. volta[ i]que, It. voltaico.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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